The nominees for this month...
The September nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are:
Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrough)
Two away wins in four days at Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City set the tone for an unbeaten September which proved that Karanka has added attacking flair to the solid defensive base he established at the Riverside last season.
Mick McCarthy (Ipswich Town)
Built on the twin striking pillars of David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy, as well as solid home form, McCarthy’s side put together an almost perfect month with 13 points from a possible 15 which lifted them into the Play-Off places.
Steve McClaren (Derby County)
His side re-discovered their attacking mojo in September with a thrilling 3-2 win at Blackburn Rovers as well as comeback draws against Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City. Three wins and two draws brought 11 points from five matches.
Bob Peeters (Charlton Athletic)
Led Charlton through a second successive unbeaten month in spite of a difficult fixture list. Has brought in organisation and defensive stability. A 1-0 win at Norwich City was the highlight while just two goals were conceded.
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